surgical rod

surgical rod

a cylindric implant, usually composed of metal, used to align and internally fix fractures of long bones.
See also: nail, pin.

sur·gi·cal rod

(sŭr'ji-kăl rod)
A cylindric implant, usually composed of metal, used to align and internally fix fractures of long bones.
See also: nail, pin
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The crocked Celtic striker revealed this week that he'll keep the surgical rod in his left leg until the end of his career as this means the limb can't be broken again.
5mm surgical rod implant, combines the proper balance of flexibility, strength and profile for smaller stature patients while the screws, available in multiple diameters, provide surgeons with a more precise fit in various anatomies.
The CD HORIZON(R) LEGACY(TM) Vertebral Column Manipulation Instrument Set represents the latest capability introduced to Medtronic's CD HORIZON(R) LEGACY(TM) product line, the spinal market's high performance, most versatile and bestselling line of surgical rods, screws, hooks and instruments for use in spinal surgery.